Apr 08, 11
Read in February, 2010
Now, if I went over a synopsis of the book, you might get bored. Nothing earth shattering or original happens in the book. It's simply a book about life. The main character, Wyn, is basically thrown out of her husband's home and life. She moves in with a best friend in Seattle to try to re-coup. She takes a job baking bread and starts to grow.
What I loved about this book (besides the baking and the recipes!) was that it was about family, friends, and growth. Wyn is a sensible, loving woman who makes friends easily and is always there for those friends. Baking bread is her catharsis. Bread becomes a metaphor for her life as she grows and "bakes" along with her career.
"Bread Alone" is a simple read, but an enjoyable one. It made me think of the people in my life, and what I am contributing. When I finished the last page, I wanted to do two things: bake bread, and go call my family.
I give this book 5 stars for thoughtfulness and for the wonderful journey it takes you on. *****